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posted in August 2011

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Maytag Monkeys May Send Me Back to Hand Washing
Made by Monkeys 
8/31/2011  15 comments
The keyboard on the dishwasher failed time after time. The solution may be life without a dishwasher.
The Case of the Low-Efficiency Beacon
Sherlock Ohms 
8/31/2011  6 comments
Engineers found a trend of low efficiency in standard tests with numerous returned beacons. Sherlock intervened to solve the problem.
Bad Service Prompts Low-Tech Purchase
Made by Monkeys 
8/30/2011  20 comments
After suffering repeated repairs on a new washing machine, this customer sought out a low-tech replacement.
The Case of the Missing Tee Piece
Sherlock Ohms 
8/29/2011  6 comments
Sometimes what you're seeking is right under your nose -- or maybe another body part.
Hidden Hose Stymies Homeowner
Made by Monkeys 
8/26/2011  21 comments
Yet another story of a fridge with a monkey'd up water and ice dispenser.
Turbulent Flow Versus Laminar Flow for Cooling
Sherlock Ohms 
8/25/2011  13 comments
What's best for cooling electronic containers? CFM or LFM? Let's call Sherlock Ohms.
Airbag Indicator Light Irks Vehicle Owner
Made by Monkeys 
8/24/2011  20 comments
Just how heavy do you have to be to avoid the "airbag disabled" indicator? Ask the monkeys.
Balluff's Latest Generation of Inductive Ring Sensors
Product News 
8/24/2011  1 comment
Balluff's inductive ring sensors are designed to help whenever the infeed of small metal parts needs to be monitored.
The Case of the Sunday Morning Squawking
Sherlock Ohms 
8/23/2011  10 comments
Every time the pastor used the church's new sound system, it squawked and crackled.
Yaskawa Releases Junma AC Servo
Product News 
8/19/2011  4 comments
The Junma AC Servo is designed as a plug-and-play device that requires no parameter settings or gain adjustments.
The Case of the Buried Electrical Box
Sherlock Ohms 
8/19/2011  16 comments
The drywall crew buried the electrical box, so Sherlock had to figure out how to find it without ripping up the drywall.
How Euro Hazardous Substance Laws Affect You
News 
8/18/2011  10 comments
Here's an item-by-item list of the differences between the original RoHS and the RoHS Recast.
Comment:Re: 0 to 60 - Rob Spiegel-8/17/2011
Comment:Line of sight - Rob Spiegel-8/17/2011
If It Isn't Broken, Don't Replace It
Made by Monkeys 
8/17/2011  15 comments
The engineering on new appliances seems to be more monkey-prone than the engineering on older ones.
Gadget Freak Case #192: The Ultimate Wireless Volume Control
Gadget Freak 
8/17/2011  22 comments
Andrew Morris decided the usual wireless volume controls don’t offer enough functionality, so he created the ultimate volume control that connects between a computer or MP3 player and an amplified speaker system.
Comment:Re: 0 to 60 - Rob Spiegel-8/16/2011
The Case of the Shortened Thermocouple
Sherlock Ohms 
8/16/2011  9 comments
The heat weld stopped working. The factory shut down. Time for Sherlock to investigate the cause.
Weak Springs Cause Power Steering Problems
Made by Monkeys 
8/15/2011  17 comments
Three months after my girlfriend’s daughter purchased a 2005 Chevy Cobalt with 45,000 miles in 2009, per our recommendation, the power steering stopped working, intermittently.
The Case of the Missing Machines
Sherlock Ohms 
8/11/2011  7 comments
Sometimes the requirements of a large, tier-one customer are demanding, but this challenge was over the top.
Comment:Apps for free - Rob Spiegel-8/11/2011
Honeywell Debuts Ultra-Low-Pressure Sensors
Product News 
8/11/2011  1 comment
Honeywell releases ultra-low-pressure sensors that can withstand high pressure.
My BMW Remembered Bad Settings
Made by Monkeys 
8/10/2011  11 comments
The memory settings for mirrors and seats on the 2002 BMW X5 SUV are a mess tangled up by monkeys.
Software Tool Rejects Process Disturbances
News 
8/9/2011  3 comments
Software tool detects disturbances in control system operations and makes corrections to fine tune the processes.
Screaming Engine Prompts Generator Fix
Made by Monkeys 
8/8/2011  6 comments
My generator failed. When I bought the replacement part, I could tell they had discovered their monkey mistakes.
Siemens Beefs Up Machine Tool Processes
News 
8/5/2011  8 comments
Siemens has introduced a range of technology to improve machine tool processes.
Scotland Attacks E-Waste Trafficking
Lead-Free Zone 
8/4/2011  6 comments
Scotland boosts its enforcement of WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) by joining forces with Crimestoppers.
Monkeys Messed Up My GE Profile Washer
Made by Monkeys 
8/3/2011  25 comments
Watch out for GE's 'green' washers -- this reader found a mess of Monkey engineering.
The Case of the Weird-Performing Transmitters
Sherlock Ohms 
8/1/2011  6 comments
The transmitters kept acting weird – always in the early hours. Call in Sherlock Ohms.
Monkeys Designed My 2011 Yamaha Jet Boat
Made by Monkeys 
8/1/2011  19 comments
Even new Yamaha Jet Boats need aftermarket parts in order to maneuver properly at low speeds.


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